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figure in the nfl, beloved by baltimore, but cursed by cleveland. art mo del has died. is as he arrived in charm city. the 87-year-old died of natural causes early this morning with his family by his side. he was admitted to john hopkins just yesterday. his son, david, released this statement, saying he was adisorder by the entire baltimore community for his kindness and generosity, and he loved baltimore. ravens owner said, he was my friend, my mentor, we will miss him so much, and roger goodell, any conversation with art included laughing. he always left you with a smile on your face. fans saddened to hear of his pacing, remember when hi introduced the raven toss baltimore. >> obviously a courageous thing he did moving the team from cleveland to baltimore. my most vivid memory is the lombardi when they won. he will be missed and he's done a lot. >> modell purchased the cleveland browns for $4 million in 1961, by the mid '90s he said he was losing millions and decided to make a move. to the ire of browns fans everywhere, he brought the franchise to baltimore. you could say the move tar
the real refs back on the field for tonight's game in baltimore. so huge news there. it's news that broke very late last night right around midnight. and n.f.l. 's commissioner roger goodell released a statement shortly afterwards that says this agreement supports long-term reforms that will make officiating player. the teams, players and fans deserve consistency and quality in officiating. we look forward to having the finest officials in sports back on the field and i want to give a special thanks to the n.f.l. fans for their passion. now it's time to put the focus back on the teams and players where it belongs. now this statement, this agreement comes after two full days of face-to-face talks thanks to that terrible call during monday night football. that got the two sides back to the negotiating table. and just hours before an agreement was reached, terry mccauley, a real n.f.l. referee said this on our newscast about one of the big sticking points in the negotiations: pengs. >> yes, the economy has changed. things have changed but very to remember one thing. the n.f.l. is not like ca
on the board. second quarter, a touchdown pass. baltimore stayed ahead. close in the the browns a second chance at a hall mary -- hail mary. incomplete. ravens win 23-16. here is kristin fisher with more reaction to the refs coming back. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. leapt me ask you this. when is the last time that you saw referees getting a standing ovation? most times they're booed or heckled but not last night. check out the reception they received in baltimore just before kickoff. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: look at that. a standing ovation for the referees. that may be the first time in the history of football. throughout the game people held up signs. my favorite said "finally we get to yell at the real refs. welcome back." these guys really got the rock star treatment last night. this all happened less than 24 hours after an agreement was reached between the n.f.l. and the referee union. after nearly a year of negotiations, the two sides finally reached a compromise on pensions, salaries. fans were ecstatic. coaches we leaved. no one was happier about the return of t
brought the nfl back to baltimore is fighting for his life this morning. art modell is reportedly gravely ill at johns hopkins university hospital. modell gained attention in 1996 when he decided to move the cleveland browns to baltimore and eventually sold all but 1% of the ravens. the ravens team spokesman did not know modell's condition, but a cleveland television system is reporting that the 87-year-old's vital organs are failing. >>> the georgetown man suspected of killing his wife is competent to stand trial. psychiatrists at st. elizabeth's hospital say 48-year-old albricht muth has stopped eating but is competent enough to understand the charges. he is accused of killing viola drath last year and his trial is set for october. >>> a 12-year-old boy charged with second-degree murder will have to wait until october to learn his fate. he offered a plea to involuntary manslaughter charges in court. an alfred plea does not admit guilt but does concede there is enough evidence to convict. the boy's accused of beating his 2-year-old foster sister to death in july. the court will determine
. >>> we have some breaking news now. there is a shooting reported at morgan state university in baltimore. one man has been shot on campus. again, morgan state university in baltimore, reports of a shooting. details coming in. we'll give it to you as we get more of it. >>> some businesses in prince george's county say they were ransacked in the aftermath of those storms last weekend. thieves moved in while the power was out last saturday. storm owners tell us they targeted copper piper. darcy spencer has more on these crimes of opportunity. darcy? >> reporter: tim, apparently when the power goes out, so do surveillance cameras at many businesses. business owners tell us they were targeted as a result of that. this is what they were after, copper pipes and wiring. >> they broke the gate and got in. >> reporter: he said thieves went behind his shell gas station on old branch avenue in clinton saturday and stole the copper piping off his air conditioning unit. >> we paid about $2,400. it's up and running now. less than $10 for that. >> reporter: it happened after severe storms left thousands
by the replacement refs but the refs are gone now. >> baltimore hosted the first game since the regular refs decided to come back. ravens taking on the browns. a 63-year-old interception return by baltimore's carey williams is the play of the night. there he goes through the house. ravens beat the browns 23-16. >> the headline this morning is the return of the refs. kristin fisher is live in our satellite center with more on that. sounds like an action movie. >> reporter: it does. when was the last time that you saw referees tting a standing ovation? most time they're booed or heckled but not last night. check out the reception they received in baltimore just before kickoff. cheers and a standing ovation for the referees. that may be a first in the history of football. and people throughout the game held up signs. look at that one. "finally we get to yell at real refs. welcome back." these guys got the rock star treatment. this all happened less than 24 hours after an agreement was reached between the n.f.l. and the referees union after nearly a year of negotiations. the two sides finally reached a
and questionable travel spending. >>> the man who brought the ravens to baltimore is in the hospital this morning. art modell is reportedly gravely ill at johns hopkins. modell's praised in maryland but vilified in cleveland after moving the browns to baltimore back in 1996. he eventually sold all but 1% of the ravens. the ravens team spokesman did not know modell's position, but a cleveland television station is reporting that the 87-year-old's vital organs are failing. >>> a traffic alert now for drivers in northern virginia. a busy off-ramp in tysons corner will soon be back open. at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow, crews will reopen the ramp from southbound 123 to westbound route 7. drivers have been using a temporary ramp. the regular rp had been closed while a tunnel was being built for metro's silver line. >>> 5:06 now, 76 degrees. a neighborhood on alert. a man bruised and beaten is sharing his story. >>> and the airline known for low fares that's now on the way to our region. >>> plus, hot and sticky weather. is relief on the way soon? storm team 4 meteorologist [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your
bought at a flea market for $7 was actually stolen from a baltimore museum decades ago. baltimore police found the theft report written up in 1951 when a painting was snatched from the baltimore museum of art and a brief description seems to the match the painting a virginia woman bought two years ago at a west virginia flee market. she recently had it examined at an auction house in alexandria. >> she paid $7 for it and the painting we have estimated to sell at auction at 75,000 to 100,000. >> the fbi is investigating and the painting could be heading back to that museum. if so, that virginia woman is out of seven bucks. maybe that 100 grand or so. >> got to be disappointing. >>> coming up at 7:00 we'll tell you why a few grown men wore high heels across a college campus and it was not a fashion statement. >> and a hong kong tycoon offers tens of millions of dollars to find a husband for his daughter, but there is 1 very big catch. you might want to hear about this. >> i'm meteorogist topper shutt, clouds now, showers on the way. another day in the 80s, our third day, 81 and 67 going in
? this message. >>> maryland lawmaker gave up on his attempt to stop a baltimore ravens linebacker from speaking out on gay marriage. he wanted them to stop brendan from making ads like this one. >> i believe we should be doing everything that we can to make maryland families stronger. which is why i support marriage for gay and lesbian couples, who want to make a lifetime commitment to each other. >> well, now byrnes has reconsidered. he told the baltimore sun that the player has first amendment rights and should be able to speak his mind. >>> a big honor today for maryland's olympians and p paralympia paralympians. the crowd paid tribute to their achievements in baltimore today. michael phelps with the most medals of any olympian ever, thanking everyone for their support. and the youngest u.s. olympic member and also a gold medalist katy ledecky. >> we're basking in the glow of yesterday's win for the redskins, right, dan hellie? >> reporter: you know, this reminds me of katy ledecky's award. maybe the biggest debut of all yesterday. what a show it was in new orleans. we will be hearing from r
for the redskin game. you'll go up to baltimore to see the ravens. take a sweatshirt. you could be in the upper 40s to low 50s. low 70s on monday. upper 70s tuesday with sunshine. wednesday a few showers late, but warm again. high temperatures in the low 80s. returns right after this. stay tuned. >>> in the mail bag tonight, mitt romney, the republican still taking hits for what he said to big dollar donors about the 47% of americans who he says will never vote for him. but our good friend, john, says sometimes the truth hurts. media have already said that 95% plus voters have already made up their minds and neither side is courting those voters. they are after the 5% of undecided voters. so now come governor romney that acknowledges he is not worried about the 47% that will vote for president obama no matter what. what is the issue again? well john, the issue is how romney characterized those obama voters. victims unwilling to take charge of their own lives. in other words, losers. not the right attitude for a guy who desperately says he wants to be more likable. then there was this on the contin
. it could be a matter of weeks or months. hopefully before the next big storm. in baltimore, andrea mccarren, 9news now. >> pepco workers just may be headed for the picket line. union workers are said to vote, leaders are asking him to reject it. the utility company said it's the last and final offer. the post reports two sides met with the mediator 51 times and they don't have a good time. the last time they walked off the job, 1985. >>> it already distributes distributes free condoms, and now free morning after contraceptive pills. they are being made available. girls as young as 14 can get the morning after pills and they don't need their parents consent. about 7,000 girls get pregnant by age 17. half of them have abortions. >> you have to opt in to donate your organs, okay? you have to opt in. parents need to opt in with informed consent. this is not just giving a condom to a young person. this is talking about a chemical, hormonal, drug cocktail. the parents have a right to know. >> we know that in new york city public schools, about 40% of young people are sexually active. and
. he's being investigated for similar crimes in prince george's, in howard and in baltimore counties. >>> an e-mail sent to employees at a federal agency was meant to celebrate the hispanic culture, but instead it's interpreted as offensive. now the author of that message is apologizing. richard jordan has more. >> reporter: a famous marxist revolutionary pictured in an inner office mass e-mail, and a blast of online criticism. thursday a management analyst at the environment protection agency sent out the e-mail meant to highlight the hispanic culture for hispanic heritage month. but the e-mail titled hispanic news you can use seemed to be copied off a website called buzzle and what some consider stereotypes. it says, when hispanics are addressing someone with informal words, generally they are very fast, loud, and use a lot of body language gestures to convey their points. >> you can't judge a whole race of people based on actions of a lot of them. >> reporter: the e-mail also included this photo of avariousa, the ally to fidel castro in the cuban revolution, shown on a mural. but
that in a baltimore county court today. he also said the 15-year-old was on suicide watch while being treated at a psychiatric hospital. gladden has since been transferred to a detention center. the 10th grader faces 29 charges, including attempted murder for shooting a fellow student in the back on the first day of school. today a judge allowed a delay in his bail review, so that his lawyers could go over his medical records. >>> a developing story out of chicago. the public school students will still be out of class until at least monday. we learned this afternoon that the teachers strike will continue tomorrow. the unions are still working out details of a new contract. the issues? a new teacher evaluation program, a longer school day. illinois house of delegates will have to approve any new deal. chicago teachers walked off the job on monday, their first strike in 25 years. >>> this november, maryland voters will decide whether to expand gambling in the state. this afternoon, mgm resorts international opened an office at national harbor. to provide information on job opportunities, should
or months. hopefully, before the next big storm. in baltimore, andrea mccarren, 9news now. >> one of the energy companies noted that montgomery county residents pay a monthly energy fee, but no one raised questions about that. >> mitt romney was on 60 minutes last night and he insisted that his campaign does not need a turn around. and today, the republican presidential nominee plowed ahead with his economic message and hit president obama for comments he made on that very same program. tara with more from the white house. >> derek, nationally the race remains tied. the push is on now to win over voters in key battleground states who can help swing the election. hundreds of flag waving supporters greeted mitt romney's plane as it taxied to a rally in pueblo, colorado. >> mitt romney. >> reporter: the gop white house hopeful is looking for votes in the battleground state, where a new poll shows president obama with an edge. >> the american people cannot afford four more years of barack obama and that's why i'm going to become the next president of the united states. >> romney
over an hour ago. baltimore scored two runs in the top of the 18th inning. and went on to beat seattle 4- 2. >> that victory puts the or equals back into a first place -- orioles back into a first place tie with the yankees. >>> good morning, everybody. the nationals got an unexpected day off yesterday. their series opener against the dodgers was postponed because of rain. the two sides will play a doubleheader today starting at 4:05. the nats can clinch a playoff spot by sweeping today's game as the mlb season heads into the final two weeks. now time to start looking at the post-season honors. davey johnson has proven he deserves to be manager of the year since taking over june of last year, he's turned this ball club into one of the league's best. >> i think he does a great job at trusting us and, you know, puts us out there and doesn't second-guess us. he's going to be our biggest -- he'll back us up and trust us to do what we do. i think that's one of the reasons why we've been so successful. >> the word cy young award has been thrown around with gio gonzalez. 19 wins, 96 strikeout
at perry hall high school in baltimore county last month. >>> firefighters in southern california are making progress battling a fire at angeles national park northeast of los angeles. the fire is now 24% contained. firefighters say because of the terrain and warm temperatures it could take another week before it's fully contained. the fire has burned 3600 acre in the san gabrielle mountains. no communities are threatened. the fire broke out on sunday near a camp ground forcing thousands to evacuate during the busy labor day weekend. >>> plans are in the works to change a small shopping center into an urban town center in chevy chase. developers have big plans for the chevy chase complex on connecticut avenue between jones bridge road and east west highway. they want to redevelop the land by adding apartment buildings, retail space and open space. the major redevelopment proposal is getting mixed reviews. >> we're really providing new community gathering spaces, a new park, new amenities, better dining and shopping options for them. >> any redevelop t it here that's happening is g
. >>> the man who brought the nfl back to baltimore is in the hospital this morning. a cleveland television station is reporting that art modell is gravely ill. modell gained national attention back in 1996 when he decided to move the cleveland browns to baltimore, where they changed their name to the ravens. he eventually sold all but 1% of the team. a ravens team spokesman says modell is at johns hopkins hospital but did not know his condition. >>> the nfl season is now under way. the redskins announced they'll be without starting safety brandon meriweather for the start of the season. he is out two to four weeks after he sprained his knee in practice. but you won't have to wait long to see robert griffin iii in action, just a few more days! fans caught a glimpse of what rg3 can do during his solid preseason games with two touchdowns and no interceptions, but there is no doubt he is feeling some butterflies for his first regular season game. >> everybody gets nervous. you know, everyone gets antsy, anxious, any word you want to use to put on that, it happens, but you do try to stay calm,
winchester, 77 cull peper, 74 in pax river. up toward baltimore, current temperature at 78 degrees. we're not seeing any rain. once again not just here but over the entire eastern half of the nation. we are clear as a bell. high pressure just sitting over the area. that area of high pressure will continue to keep things nice. we'll continue to see plenty of sunshine as we move on through the day tomorrow. guess what, high pressure still over the region. we see similar pattern. let's take it into thursday, see what changes. nothing. the area of high pressure moved from here to here. that is it. once again, plenty of sunshine on thursday. i think we'll get another great day on friday. saturday right now the day that we do think maybe a slight chance of a shower, but eve than doesn't look like much. overnight low temperatures tonight, down to 45 in winchester, 48 in culpepper, 54 in gaithersburg and 57 in washington. so, again, another chilly start, especially in those suburbs to the west. tomorrow morning, clear skies, another cool start, jacket weather once again, at least early. temper
for the redskin game. low 70s. very cool up in baltimore for the ravens game. monday cool, too, low 70s and back in the upper 70s tuesday and on wednesday, some showers come in late. warming back up. high temperatures in the low 80s. here's what is coming up. >>> i'm scott broom pretending to sleep on the job in frederick county in order to test out a very expensive new chair. coming up, you'll hear the shocking price tag and why -- >> used chair from a used furniture company. >> some in the county are questioning the cause. >>> and it's wednesday, that means we get to hear from the quarterback. what rg3 has to say about the skins next on 9news. >>> all right folks, we're just two games into the football season, but robert griffin iii is already making an impression. >> if you seen the games, you know. the qb has the athleticism and the speed and not afraid to use them. >> kristen berset is here to tell us why it's not going to end any time soon. >> we knew he was a mobile quarterback. we knew the redskins would use that to their advantage, but there has been plenty of cringe worthy moments
last night's loss to baltimore. belle -- >> they didn't beat west virginia, but they did play much better than expected. something positive to take away and that's something else. freshman, stefan diggs has been named rookie of the week. the council fee no scored on two of them. digs reported a second state game. >>> it is monday and time for our game of the week poll. some big rivalries to pick up from this week. we have scherrwood, urbana, plus three huge matchups, northern virginia, just go to u.s.a.todayhighschoolsports..co >> hope they don't get rained out. >> that's it for us. >> pelley: tonight, president obama says there's no doubt about what caused the murder of a u.s. ambassador. the libyan president today called the deaths of four americans a huge tragedy. elizabeth palmer is in the middle of the still-ongoing violence. john miller has the investigation. we asked mitt romney about those candid comments that have shaken up his campaign. is it just that when someone is running for president in this day and age you can't always say what you believe? dr. jon lapook on a d
brought some of her stone ridge classmates with her. baltimore native and the most decorated olympian ever michael phelps was also on hand. >>> even a nats loss could not keep nationals park from rocking last night. that's what happens when the boss is in town. ♪ >> bruce springsteen and the e street band treated 38,000 fans to an awesome concert at the ballpark last night. they performed a mix of old and new hits as part of the wrecking ball tour including racing in the streets, which springsteen dedicated to the veterans in the crowd. >>> if you haven't already ordered the new iphone 5 you might have to wait a few weeks. it was available for preorder yesterday morning but a few hours later the apple site started telling customers phones would start shipping out in two weeks. the bigger, faster iphone is set to come out friday the 21st. technology analysts say if you missed out on the preorder you can wait in line next friday to try and get the phone. the old fashioned way, wait in line. >> i'm not due for an upgrade so i'm bummed. >> oh, well. >>> kevin bacon once said he is in so many
fire in the cafeteria at perry hall high school in baltimore county last month. >>> new at midday, jurors in the drew peterson murder trial have begun deliberations. the former chicago police officer is charged with first-degree murder in the 2004 drowning death of his third wife, kathleen savio. he's also suspected, not charged, though, in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, stacy peterson. deliberations started just about an hour ago. >>> it may take another week before firefighters in southern california can contain a wildfire at the angeles national forest, just northeast of l.a. the fire is now 24% contained, but it has already burned at least 3,600 acres in the san gabriel mountains. no communities are threatened. that fire broke out sunday near a campground, forcing thousands of people to evacuate during the busy labor day weekend. >>> i want to get another check now with veronica johnson for the latest on our forecast. she's outside now, on the storm team 4 weather deck. how's it feeling out there now, j.v.? >> it feels a little bit better. there's a little bit of s
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